Monday, October 20, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Palestine will play it's first home tie in 10 years this Sunday when it's players take on Jordan at the newly renovated stadium in Ram.

Until now Palestine had played it's home games in Qatar and Jordan, but no longer. A newly renovated stadium in Ram awaits and FIFA's chief doofus Sepp Blatter will be there for the inaugural game this coming Sunday.

Recent World Cup qualification for the Palestinian team has proven tricky. They were recently forced to forfeit a game with Singapore as 18 players and officials living in the Gaza strip were denied travel permits by Israel after it had declared Gaza "hostile territory".

Speaking on Friday, FIFA spokesman Pekka Odriozola said "It is very important to FIFA that countries are able to play their home matches in their own stadium”.

Palestine are ranked 180th of FIFA's 207 members and their highest ranked position came in April 2006. They were then 115th!


1 comment:

Ibracadabra said...

I was a History major, but I guess I don't know FIFA's rules too well - how can a state that doesn't exist aim to qualify for a world cup with a "National Team" ?